Modular Executive MBA
Starting dates and places
Our Modular Executive MBA Program (MEMBA) was designed to accommodate the heavy schedule demands of high-level executives while also meeting the need for a substantial face-to-face classroom experience. We recognize the value added through uncompromised interaction with faculty and classmates. Unlike other programs that significantly limit time spent in the classroom by focusing on online delivery, our MEMBA format offers the convenience of distance learning while maintaining ample contact with faculty and collaboration with peers, allowing you to build critical connections and a lifelong network. The weeks on campus allow students to take advantage of the many opportunities Emory Univers…
Frequently asked questions
Our Modular Executive MBA Program (MEMBA) was designed to accommodate the heavy schedule demands of high-level executives while also meeting the need for a substantial face-to-face classroom experience. We recognize the value added through uncompromised interaction with faculty and classmates. Unlike other programs that significantly limit time spent in the classroom by focusing on online delivery, our MEMBA format offers the convenience of distance learning while maintaining ample contact with faculty and collaboration with peers, allowing you to build critical connections and a lifelong network. The weeks on campus allow students to take advantage of the many opportunities Emory University offers. While technology provides additional flexibility, the human experience cannot be replaced. Our MEMBA Program optimizes the combination. Such balance is the hallmark of a meaningful MBA experience.
Developed featuring a lock-step curriculum, the MEMBA Program provides students with a structured schedule of courses, covering a broad range of business topics and resulting in a robust general management education. Co-curricular components such as our Executive Insights and Global Business Practices allow for broadening of perspective, while electives like Entrepreneurship provide students with diverse learning experiences outside of the overall management focus.
MEMBA is a 20-month program beginning in September and incorporating nine, week-long residencies in Atlanta on the Emory University campus, as well as an 8 – 10 day international travel experience. The balance of time is spent through distributed learning using on-line resources to communicate with professors and classmates.
What we look for:
There is no 'ideal' profile of a Goizueta EMBA participant - however we feel strongly that the greater the diversity of the class, the richer the learning experience for you.
Successful applicants will have:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a strong academic record
- Significant post-college work experience; typically 8 - 10 years or more
- Supportive letters of recommendation
- Professional achievement and career progression with a strong preference for depth and breadth of experiences, interests and responsibility
- Current position that involves significant management responsibilities
- Demonstrated leadership - drive, initiative, maturity and self-confidence
- Commitment to the Goizueta Community and adding value to Goizueta's elite EMBA program
- Evidence of academic preparedness and competitive GMAT score or an approved GMAT waiver
- International candidates need a strong command of both written and spoken English
Goizueta requires that all applicants complete our online application.
It is not necessary to complete your application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access it from any computer using the username and password that you create when you begin.
- Online Application
- GMAT Scores (Waivers Available)
- English Language Test Scores (For International Applicants)
- Application Fee
Interviews are required as part of the application process. Goizueta offers interviews most days of the week on the Emory Campus and in selected cities throughout the US. Out-of-state and international candidates may request a phone interview. Interviews typically last 45 minutes to one hour, and are conducted by a member of the Admissions Committee. The format is conversational and relaxed, but applicants are requested to dress in business attire and bring a current resume. For more information on expectations or to schedule an interview, please visit our interviews page.
You must electronically submit a business résumé. The résumé should contain employment and education background. The employment section should include locations, titles, and dates, starting with your most recent job. The education section should include dates of attendance and degrees received.
Four essays must be completed and submitted for your application to be considered complete. Please visit the Essays page for details on the questions and how to submit your finished essays. Remember to review each question carefully. We consider essays to be a very important part of the application process, and they are your opportunity to tell the Admissions Committee a bit about yourself beyond the application itself.
GMAT Scores (Waivers Available)
As a general policy, Goizueta Business School requires the GMAT score of all applicants. Official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score reports must be sent to the Goizueta Business School directly from the GMAT testing service. Please request that they be sent prior to the application deadline. GMAT Scores are valid for five years from the examination date. If you have taken the GMAT multiple times, your best score will be used. To schedule your GMAT, visit www.mba.com
However, the Admissions Office will consider, on a case-by-case basis, GMAT waiver requests for the EMBA program. Waivers are not automatic for any candidate. To learn how to request a waiver, visit our GMAT Waivers page.
English Language Test Scores
Goizueta Business School expects all students to possess strong communication skills in English. For applicants whose native language is not English, we require the TOEFL exam or the Pearson Test of English (PTE)*. The minimum score for the internet-based TOEFL is 100 and the minimum score for the PTE is 68. For those applicants without access to the TOEFL IBT, the minimum score on the paper-based test is 600. To waive the TOEFL or PTE, a candidate must have:
- Spent at least 3 years in the U.S. studying toward completion of an undergraduate degree, OR
- Completed a graduate degree followed by at least 2 years of work in the U.S., OR
- Received an undergraduate degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction and works in a country where the commerce is generally conducted in English, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda
* In cases where the TOEFL or PTE is not available, the IELTS exam score may be submitted. The minimum IELTS score required is a 7.0.
Transcripts must be submitted directly to Goizueta Business School from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope and be sent directly from each school.
As part of the MBA application, we require at least two letters of recommendation submitted either online or via hardcopy. We prefer that these recommendations are professional in nature. Please be thoughtful when selecting your recommenders, and make sure that you choose at least one person who knows you well in your current position, such as a direct supervisor, project manager or client. Visit ourrecommendations page for instructions on submitting recommendations.
We require an application fee from all applicants. Applications cannot be fully processed until the application fee is received. Application fees are not waived*. Your application fee varies depending on how many programs you have applied for, and your fee total can be found on the home page of your online application.
Application fees are as follows:
- Applying to MEMBA and/or WEMBA - $150
- An additional $25 application fee applies for 2nd and 3rd program choices other than Modular and Weekend Executive MBA formats.
*Note: Applicants who have been on active duty in the U.S. Military within the last three years are exempt from the application fee. Please email us if you fit this criterion.
Paying the Application Fee
You can pay your application fee two ways:
- Pay online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover – Debit Cards are not accepted):
- Pay by mail
Send a check or money order made payable to Goizueta Business School and list your name and date of birth. Please send your check to:
Goizueta Business School
1300 Clifton Road, Suite W288
Atlanta, GA 30322